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Govt wants to create 75 Tiruppurs across the country: Piyush Goyal

Second edition of PLI scheme for textiles on the cards, with focus on apparels

Piyush Goyal insisted members water down the WTO’s subsidy rules for government-backed food-purchasing programs aimed at feeding poor citizens. (Photo: Bloomberg)

He added that the government is in the process of devising the second edition of the PLI scheme for the textile sector, with focus on the apparels segment. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Shreya Nandi Tiruppur
The government wants to create Tiruppur-like 75 textile hubs in different parts of the country, which will in turn attract not only huge investments but also create numerous employment opportunities, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said on Sunday.

“If each one of them (textile hub) starts producing Rs 50,000 crore worth of textile products, (then) each of them starts providing employment to lakhs of young boys and girls. Of course we will also bring modern technology and do sustainable garment manufacturing. We will learn from the experience of Tiruppur,” Goyal said.

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First Published: Jun 26 2022 | 6:18 PM IST

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